Remember how I've had a hard time refocusing? Remember I'm supposed to be going on an airplane to Texas this weekend? Remember all my races have been in state except for the last one in Cali that we drove to? Remember I haven't made a hotel reservation? Remember my birthday back in April?
Yeah, I remembered all those things this morning, Tuesday, 4 days til I leave. My birthday is important to remember because this year my Driver's License expired. Hmmm. No big whoop that I've been driving on an expired license. I'm a good driver. I haven't needed it for anything for monthes. But oh yeah, I need it to get on an airplane. And oh yeah, this year new has regulations all over the place to get a new driver's license. One of the things I have to take to the DMV is a social security card. I have no idea where my socical security card is, but wait to get a new social security card I have to have a current DL... but first I need to renew my DL, oops, I forgot, I have to have a SS card to do that. And so the circle goes. I mean, come on, my ss# is on my DL that they issued me five years ago - doesn't that count for something?
And when I get to the airport are they going to take a print off version of my driver's license because it will take weeks to get my new one mailed to me. I realize all these things are my fault, I do. But seriously, what am I going to do? I didn't procrastinate on my airlines ticket or race registration - they're paid for already. I'm not driving 20 hours to Texas for a race. What am I going to do? Do you think the government offices or the airlines for that matter will care that I'm doing 12 in 12 - and I HAVE to get to San Antonio. Probably not.
So, I'm off to the DMV first, I think, and see what happens. Any suggestions? I'm thinking I might be doing some last minute race calendar changes here today... Maybe RNR would move my registration to another race and I can find a November race somewhere closer - driveable. AAAAAHHHH! This is what I get. Wish me luck and patience and a little more luck!